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w October 28, 2005

Unicorns and Fairy Dust

I'm watching this dorkumentary right now entitled "American Virgins". It is a British presentation, but focuses on a group based outside of Pittsburgh, the "Silver Ring Thing". This is run by a not surprisingly extreme conservative pastor who I'm not sure has smiled ONCE during the whole show. To be perfectly honest, he's a real dick. Listening to him coach a silver-ring wearing teenage boy who is helping him lobby congressmen is just appalling. He tells him "it really sounds like you're just spouting your lines...". Right, but those are the lines you have been feeding him and coaching him on for how long? Of course, this group gets gobs of federal dollars...I notice Planned Parenthood doesn't.

Apparently when it was discovered by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy that there isn't a whole lot of correlation between what kids SAY about sex and abstinence and what they DO...President Bush then ordered the Center for Disease Control to only survey and tabulate what kids say...not what they do. Hey, why bother facing a tough problem when you could just stick your head in fantasy land sand?

The part that I really loved was when Pastor Dickhead is asking for a gazillion dollars so that they can "help" stem the spread of AIDS in Africa...he wants to build a silver ring building factory! Because...isn't it great when students can make the rings that they are wearing? Yeah. And it's also great when they can make rings for next to nothing for you to then sell at a premium to affluent white American kids.

And therin lies another issue...I noticed pretty much every face at these rallies or seminars was white white white. The one class at a Pittsburgh high school that Planned Parenthood was shown visiting...every face was black. I don't know a whole lot of the statistics on racial/ethnic composition of teens with STDs and unplanned pregnancies, but I'd be willing to bet there's a reasonable distribution amongst the various groups in the U.S. Why are they only focusing on kids who will pay twelve dollars to come to their seminars and pay five dollars for the ring?

Oh. Right.

I think I might donate a couple of rounds of $17 to Planned Parenthood.

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